March 9, 2021

ALPINE NEWS - MARCH 2021

  • Upcoming news 

  • Recap of last month’s news 

  • Focus on the Alpine F1 Team announcement 

  • Press fleet vehicles available for testing this month 

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UPCOMING NEWS

  • F1 PRE-SEASON TESTING AT THE BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, MARCH 12-14TH.

  • DIGITAL PRESENTATION OF THE ALPINE ENDURANCE TEAM, MARCH 16TH.

After a successful campaign in the LMP2 category, Alpine is stepping up in the Hypercar category for the 2021 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.  

  • LAUNCH OF THE ALPINE X PANTONE COLLABORATION, MARCH 22ND.

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  • BAHRAIN F1 GRAND PRIX, MARCH 28TH.

The Bahrain F1 Grand Prix kick starts the 2021 F1 World Championship 

RECAP OF FEBRUARY NEWS

6qqjtifsxo-phpca0zu0ALPINE F1 TEAM FILMING DAY (03/03/2021) 

A one-day session at Silverstone dedicated to creating footage of the A521 and Esteban Ocon for media usage.  

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gquy50ebke-php14qcpkDANIIL KVYAT JOINS ALPINE F1 TEAM AS RESERVE DRIVER (02/03/2021) 

Alpine F1 Team is pleased to confirm Daniil Kvyat will join as Reserve Driver. Twenty-six-year-old Daniil, from Ufa, Russia, brings a wealth of recent F1 experience, including 110 race starts, 202 points, three podiums and one fastest lap over six seasons’ racing with Alpha Tauri, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing. Daniil joins race drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, alongside Test Driver Guanyu Zhou. 

Link to the press release

 

 

  • ALPINE F1 TEAM LAUNCHES 2021 CAMPAIGN (02/03/2021) 

Alpine F1 Team officially heralded its new era today by virtually launching its first ever entry into the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. 

This year’s competitor, the A521, boasts a striking livery of blue, white and red which is synonymous to Alpine’s heritage and pedigree in motorsports. 

Link to the press release / Link to the Youtube video

  • ALPINE RACING S.A.S RENEWS ITS CONFIDENCE IN MECACHROME (23/02/2021) 

The French group Mecachrome, specialised in precision mechanics, and Alpine Racing s.a.s have signed a structuring contract for the manufacture of major parts and the assembly of the V6 engines that will equip Alpine's F1 cars on the track. 

Link to the press release

  • ALPINE A110 WINS "BEST CAR 2021" AWARD BY AUTO, MOTOR UND SPORT (11/02/2021) 

Third victory in a row: the Alpine A110 once again wins the prestigious "Best Car 2021" award. Readers of the German magazine "Auto, motor und sport" voted the Alpine A110 the winner in the "sports car" category. The readers' survey took place for the 45th time. Participants were able to vote for their favourite car in eleven categories. 

Link to the press release

  • THE ALPINE ACADEMY UNVEILS ITS CLASS OF 2021 (10/02/2021) 

The Renault Sport Academy becomes the Alpine Academy in line with the new identity of the Formula 1 team and sees its drivers Guanyu Zhou, Christian Lundgaard, Oscar Piastri and Caio Collet retained for 2021. 

Link to the press release

FOCUS ON THE ALPINE F1 TEAM LAUNCH

bvnddh6di9-phppbngxkOn March 2nd, Alpine F1 Team outlined the strategic vision of its F1 engagement, starting with the 2021 season of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship campain. During this announcement, the team and livery of the car were also unveiled. 

 

 

 

 

  • The A521 features Alpine’s illustrious and historic racing colours of blue, white and red, which also represent the colours of the French and British flags.  

  • Esteban Ocon was presented in team colours for the first time. 

  • Alongside Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi and Executive Director Marcin Budkowski was newly recruited Racing Director Davide Brivio. 

  • Guanyu Zhou retains his role as the team’s Test Driver in 2021. 

  • Alpine F1 Team highlighted its valued support from premium partners: bp Castrol, MAPFRE, DuPont, Microsoft, EURODATACAR, Bell&Ross, le coq sportif, and RCI Banque as well as its portfolio of beneficial technical partners and suppliers. 

Fernando Alonso returns to Formula 1 following a two-year break, re-joining the outfit with which he claimed his two Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championships in 2005 and 2006. 

hcjybqyr73-phpscgsyyIt is a true joy to see the powerful, vibrant Alpine name on a Formula One car. New colours, new managing team, ambitious plans: it’s a new beginning, building on a 40-year history. We’ll combine Alpine’s values of authenticity, elegance and audacity with our in-house engineering & chassis expertise. That’s the beauty of racing as a works team in Formula 1. We will compete against the biggest names, for spectacular car races made and followed by cheering enthusiasts. I can’t wait for the season to start.
Luca De Meo, CEO Groupe Renault 

 

 

PRESS FLEET VEHICLES

Contact Jérôme Delgrange +33 1 76 84 68 76    

  • A110S Gris Tonnerre Mat  

  • A110S Blanc Irisé with carbon roof 

  • A110 Pure Bleu Alpine  

  • A110 Legende Gris Tonnerre   

Founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, the brand has set itself apart with its French-style sports cars. In 2018, the brand presents the new A110, a sports car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of compactness, lightness, agility and driving pleasure. In 2021, Alpine Cars, Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing join forces under the Alpine flagship. It thus becomes the avant-garde brand of Groupe Renault, benefiting from the heritage and craftmanship of its historic plant in Dieppe, as well as the engineering mastery from the Formula One and Renault Sport teams.   

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